Build a powerful PC at just Rs 16,990 – Intel advocates new cheaper, smaller desktops via NUCs

With the latest generation of Intel’s Broadwell chips demonstrating a great improvement in graphics capabilities, chip giant Intel is getting ready to push its new-format desktop device by teaching consumers how to build a powerful PC for just Rs 16,990 ($270). Earlier, creating a custom PC with decent power required users to buy components such […]

Asus is No 1 in fast-growing hybrid PC market, Lenovo No 2 – Gartner

Worldwide shipments of hybrid devices will increase 70 percent this year to 21.5 million units, according to Gartner, Inc. Hybrid devices will account for 12 percent of total sales of mobile PCs in 2015, rising to 26 percent in 2019, it predicted. Ultramobile is Gartner’s term for new-age computers (similar to Intel’s Ultrabook nomenclature). Within […]

Buy Intel’s fifth-generation Broadwell desktop processor or wait for Skylake?

Intel has finally revealed the prices of its first Broadwell desktop processors – the  i5-5675C and the i7-5775C, marking the era of 14-nanometer chips in the desktop world. Intel’s fifth-generation Core i desktop processors are coming exactly 9 months after the first Broadwell chips – the Core M aimed at laptops – were announced. The new Broadwell […]

LG G4 launching in India this month, price Rs 50k; HTC E9+, M9+ in target

First the good news – the LG G4, the Korean company’s first flagship with 64-bit hardware support, is being launched in India this month. Now the bad news – the phone, at a price of around Rs 50,000, offers very little practical differentiation over predecessor LG G3, priced at just Rs 36,000. The only major […]

ARM-MediaTek-TSMC combo could threaten Intel’s market by year end

New benchmark scores for MediaTek’s implementation of ARM Holdings’ latest core design indicate that MediaTek and ARM are likely to have potential chips suitable for notebooks, servers and even desktop PCs by the end of this year or early next year. These chips would be potentially more powerful than those found in the new Apple […]

Banned in India, Bangladesh goes virtual with Google Street View

It may be banned in India, but that has not prevented India’s neighbour Bangladesh from going online in a big way with Google’s Street View. The service allows users to virtually walk along any street using their computer or mobile phone using the Google Maps app. Globally, 65 countries are on Google Street View. Google […]

With Snapdragon 810, Qualcomm beats Intel, AMD in mobile/tablet space

Intel has always been held up as the maker of the most powerful processors, but with yesterday’s announcement that nearly 60 phones with the Snapdragon 810 processor are in the works, the Chipzilla has lost the status in the mobile world. According to a statement from Qualcomm yesterday, Motorola, Oppo, Sony, Nokia, LG and Xiaomi […]

Tablets to overtake PCs in shipments in second half of 2014

Tablets will overtake traditional PCs in monthly shipments somewhere in the second half of this year, according to the latest projection from Gartner Inc. The market tracker has pointed to total shipments of 276.7 mln PCs in 2014 compared to 270.7 mln tablets. While that looks like it favors the PC market, it also means […]

TCS will focus on own brand and identity for Cloud services: Chandrasekaran

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has based its Cloud strategy on an ‘own brand’ model, CEO N Chandrasekaran told reporters in Delhi today. He said TCS’s strategy for the Cloud market — in which software is not purchased or ‘deployed’ by customers, but used through the Internet — will not be dependent on other big cloud-brands. […]

IEEE attempts to “build bridges” between different cloud computing providers

The IEEE, World’s largest professional association that has invented standards like WiFi may be the one to solve one of the biggest challenges in the emerging Cloud computing economy. Unlike the current business software vendors such as SAP, Oracle, IBM etc., providers of equivalent cloud versions do not provide an easy way for their individual […]

Cloud spending to grow 20% this year, corner 10% of enterprise app market: Gartner

Gartner Inc, the World’s leading IT research firm, has revealed that cloud computing or Internet based software already accounts for 10% of the global enterprise market. The service, known also known as Software as a Service or SaaS, requires the user to log into his or her application through the Internet and is located at […]

Biggest Indian cloud brand Ramco expands product portfolio

Ramco Systems, the Chennai-based cloud-provider and arguably the largest Indian stand-alone cloud brand, has expanded its portfolio to analytics. The player, one of the pioneers of the Cloud model in India and among the most affordable among such services, said it has around 3,000 users for its current offering — enterprise resource planning or ERP. […]